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pvMB 3/7/19: PanelClaw Partners with Yotta, China plans a space-based solar station…and more!

Hey evrybody, the weekend is nearly here, but what’s already here is your Thursday edition of the pvMB. Today we’re taking a look at San Diego Gas and Electric’s time-of-use billing, Microsoft purchasing 74 MW of solar energy in North Carolina, HellermannTyton releasing First Solar module-specific wire hardware and everything else that matters today in solar.

Ten sunniest states added 1.8 GW of small-scale solar

Contractors in California, Arizona and Texas built almost 90% of this capacity. Policy groups in the 10 states aim for fair rates for solar customers, plus community solar. “Snapshot stories” included.

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pvMB 3/6/19: Hawaii stays at 27% renewables, GameChange Solar ups production capacity

Happy Hump Day and welcome to your Wednesday edition of the pv magazine USA morning brief. Today we’ll check out a GreenPeace co-founder comparing the Green New Deal to the End Times, ASU dominating the Solar Energy Technology Office awards, GRID Alternatives’ “Solar Spring Break” program and everything else interesting in the industry today.

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San Bernardino County bans large-scale solar, wind in some areas

California’s largest county has banned renewable energy projects that doesn’t serve local needs in 14 communities and “rural living” zoning districts, covering more than one million acres.

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Solar + wind met nearly 9% of U.S. power demand in 2018

Solar output grew 25% and met 2.4% of all U.S. electric demand last year. But despite dramatic gains in emerging markets, only California, Nevada and Hawaii are meeting more than 10% of demand with in-state solar.

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pvMB 2/27/19: Sunpin Solar’s new 96 MW solar plant, Sen. Feinstein returning fossil fuel money… and more!

Hello, happy hump day and welcome once again to the pv magazine USA morning brief. On today’s docket we have solar advocates holding a day of action for Million Solar Strong in New York, Encore Renewable Energy receiving a $1 Million investment, a 100 MW project approved in Maine and the rest of today’s essential solar quick-hitters.

The Golden State is officially a third renewable, and it’s not stopping there

California has passed its 33% renewable energy target two years before the 2020 deadline. The state’s next renewable milestone is at 44% by 2024, a 33% growth in just over five full years.

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pvMB 2/25/19 solar in… Alaska?

Hello and thank you for starting your Monday with the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at Solarize Philly’s third round of request for proposals, a proposed energy storage grant fund in Utah, the symbiosis between farmers and large-scale solar and everything else you need to take on this week in the solar industry.

pvMB 2/22/19: Walls are up at LG’s Alabama solar factory, utilities overspend by billions on T&D and more…

Good morning – it’s Friday! In today’s pvMB we will also bring you more regulatory capture in New Orleans, NREL’s new database for albedo, and a study that looks at the idea locations for EV chargers in Michigan.

pvMB 2/21/19: 13 bills for renewables in New Mexico, 7X doubles up on moves… and more!

Top of the morning and happy Thursday to you all, welcome to the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at DTE’s issuance of $650 million in Green Bonds, the 20 New England schools participating in the DOE National Science Bowl, Pennsylvania’s community solar bill, high school students raising money for a system on a community center and everything else you need to know about the solar industry today.

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